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Daisy Miller (Modern Library Classics)

Daisy Miller (Modern Library Classics)
Author: Henry James
ISBN 13: 9780375759666
ISBN 10: 375759662
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: 2002-01-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
List Price: $8.00

Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879, Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success. The young Daisy Miller, an American on holiday with her mother on the shores of Switzerland’s Lac Leman, is one of James’s most vivid and tragic characters. Daisy’s friendship with an American gentleman, Mr. Winterbourne, and her subsequent infatuation with a passionate but impoverished Italian bring to life the great Jamesian themes of Americans abroad, innocence versus experience, and the grip of fate. As Elizabeth Hardwick writes in her Introduction, Daisy Miller “lives on, a figure out of literature who has entered history as a name, a vision.”